Arsenal have given an update on the potential returns of Kieran Tierney, Takehiro Tomiyasu, and Thomas Partey from injury.
The right-back hasn’t made a Premier League start since January 1st amid various calf issues, but Arsenal write that he’ll be back in full training after the match against Southampton on Saturday, April 16th.
It’s good news that they’re finally willing to set a date for Tomiyasu’s return, though it does mean he won’t play any fixtures before Arsenal’s trip away to Stamford Bridge on April 20th.
The chances of Mikel Arteta then throwing him straight into the action for such a huge game seem low.
Arsenal add that Kieran Tierney is likely to miss the rest of the season with his knee injury, and Charles Watts reports that the club are hopeful he’ll at least be back in time to start pre-season training in July.
Finally, there’s no update on exactly how long Thomas Partey will be out. Arsenal report that the midfielder is currently being assessed, and Watts writes that he’s likely to miss out on this weekend’s game against Brighton. After that, it’s seemingly anyone’s guess at this point.
Based on those assessments, it’s almost certain Arsenal won’t be able to call on any of the three against Brighton, at the very least.
After that, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for good news for Partey and for Tomiyasu to complete his comeback on time.